So I have 2 dogs, both well known to be "water dogs", right? The Golden Retriever, Piper and the Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever/Standard Poodle mix), Murray...all water breeds, or so I thought... HA! Piper LOVES the water. If he can hear it off in the distance splashing or running, he goes tearing to it. God help us when we're on a trail that leads to water. He will drag you over shrubs, rocks and stumps if he has to. Murray gets equally excited, but is never going to dive right in. In the summer we put a kiddie pool out in the yard for the boys. Piper has always plopped himself right in and basically just soaked the day away in there...usually after rolling in dirt so the water gets good and muddy. Murray will jump in, kick around, stick his face in...but don't ask him to sit or wade any deeper than knee high. We have come to learn Murray likes to be able to touch the bottom and he HATES his butt to get wet. I had never heard of this before. He is my strange little guy. Pics below are the evidence. Piper lounging away, and Murray standing stiffly. Either way, these pools are great for keeping dogs cool in the heat, mud and all!